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LSC1001 Introduction to Leisure
Credit Points: 15

This unit will provide students with an introduction to the diverse nature of the leisure industry. It examines the history (including Roman, Greek and Indigenous perspectives), definitions, concepts and contemporary theoretical perspectives of leisure, as well as outlining the key sectors of leisure provision (commercial, government and not-for-profit). It also explores the importance of leisure to contemporary society with a particular focus upon the patterns of behaviour by different social groups in activities such as sport; tourism; arts, culture and entertainment; and dark leisure encompassing gambling and recreational drug use. The extent to which new technologies and trends influence current and future leisure experiences is also evaluated.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
C19Associate Degree of Event, Sport and Recreation Management
K21Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management
MIAAEVOutdoor Education Minor
MIAAENRecreation Management Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013